Just do it! Pay the little bit extra and make the effort to get out of Luang Prabang...you won't regret it! We did the 3day/2night elephant experience and did not stop smiling the entire time. The 4 hour trip from Luang Prabang is well worth it and very easy. There is a tuk tuk waiting to pick you up when you get to Sayaboury and the trip to the centre is a great adventure. The centre is beautifully located, the staff are absolutely amazing and so knowledgable, the food was outstanding, the rooms where basic but beautiful and all have spectacular views over the dam. Our personal guide, BP, was superb and made sure that we were well looked after for our entire stay. We got a tour of the facilities, shown around the little elephant hospital, went for guided walks in the forest, a stunning sunset cruise and swim, a visit to the elephant nursery and breeding grounds. The elephants are wonderful and very well treated. You get to interact with the ellies everyday, ride them through the forest and learn how to be a mahout! The focus of the centre is on conservation and every cent that you pay for the experience and donate goes to an excellent cause. Such a highlight during our time in South East Asia.
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